Slii’em’tunaat ~ Lizzie Thorne is a member of the Quw’utsun Tribes and she has ancestorial family ties to Puneluxutth, t-Sou-ke, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm territories. Most of her childhood, she grew up on the S’amunu reservation of the Quw’utsun mustimuhw. She was raised by her grandparents Carole Thorne (née Thomas) and late Larry Thorne. Slii-em-tunaat resides and works on Lekwungen territory.
Over the years, she has compassionately followed her interests in Indigenous transformational learning and leadership through volunteer work and work placements.